Concept Artist, Character

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

There’s no job in art quite like a character concept artist. The quickest sketch can take root and grow into a new hero or villain for players to enjoy. As a concept artist working on Blizzard’s Overwatch, your fearless imagination and bold talent will translate dreams to reality, create new heroes and that expand our world. 

Using the skills of both artist and designer to their fullest potential, a concept artist lives on the front line of development. You’ll work closely with designers and character artists to imagine new heroes, and your knowledge of anatomy and expression will be pushed to new heights designing the heroes, villains, and the creatures between to inhabit this new world.

In short, you’ll be part of a close-knit, collaborative community of artists, engineers and designers whose goal isn’t just painting a pretty picture but rather to make a truly immersive game experience.

Nobody values the contributions of a concept artist like we do. If you’re ready to embrace the challenge of helping realize the next epic Blizzard title, we want to hear from you!

  • Responsibilities
    Create character concepts including character sheets, movement studies and detailed breakouts for equipment and weapons
    Iterate on game assets with production artists via paint overs, studies, and group critiques

Skills & Requirements


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience creating concept artwork for animation, film or videogames
  • Experienced with digital content creation tools such as Photoshop, Painter, etc
  • An exceptional understanding of human and creature anatomy and a keen eye towards form, shape, structure, and silhouette
  • Superior eye for light, value, composition, color, staging, and detail
  • Able to carry an idea from the conceptual phase to the finished illustration and an understanding of translating these ideas to real-time game environments
  • Understanding of the distinctive Blizzard Entertainment visual style and a passion to push it to the next level
  • A passion for games


  • Experience in creating visual designs that support gameplay oriented goals
  • Working knowledge 3D art techniques & software packages such as Maya, 3Ds Max, Zbrush, or Mudbox
  • Have shipped an AAA PC or console title as a concept artist

How to Apply

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Submission / Portfolio requirements

Cover Letter is required
Portfolio and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album).
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so

About the Company

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft® , StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (, a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes nineteen #1-selling games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service,®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.